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Meet The Press 01/22/17

Meet the Press<p>01-22-2017<p>(BEGIN TAPE)<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>This Sunday a divided country on a split-screen weekend. It began with the inauguration of a new president.<p>PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP:<p>And yes, together, we will make America great again.<p>CHUCK TODD:<p>That brought out hope to some.<p>THOMAS HANDZLIK:<p>It's …

Republicans

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said it was "possible" Senate Democrats could derail some of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees, but that overall Democrats wouldn't oppose Trump's agenda without cause.<p>"There are so many of these nominees that have different views than what the …

Chuck Schumer

Trump’s White House takes on the press

Conway: Spicer 'Gave Alternative Facts' on Inauguration Crowd

Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave "alternative facts" when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as "the largest ever" during his first appearance before the press this weekend.<p>White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered …

Republicans

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Elections

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Conway: Press Secretary Gave 'Alternative Facts'

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Senate confirms retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

The Senate easily confirmed two of President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees just a few hours after his swearing in at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.<p>Retired Gen. James Mattis was confirmed as defense secretary by a vote of 98-1. Another retired general, John Kelly, was confirmed to lead the …

Government

The Senate confirms Gen. James Mattis to be Defense Secretary

Just a few hours after Donald Trump's swearing in at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, the Senate confirmed Trump's first cabinet position.<p>The Senate easily confirmed James Mattis to be Defense Secretary.<p>The confirmation could only happen after Congress gave Mattis an exception to serve in the …

Government

In inaugural address, Trump pledges to keep 'America First'

In his first address as President of the United States, Donald Trump pledged that his inauguration will mark a moment in American history when "the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."<p>The 45th president, whose campaign for the job was marked by bitter partisan …

U.S. Presidency

Six reasons why today isn't a typical inauguration

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Government

First Read's Morning Clips: Familiar Ritual, Unfamiliar Leader

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Government

GOP governors urge Congress to save parts of Obamacare

While Republicans on Capitol Hill are bullish about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, some Republican governors are more cautious, worried about the practical impacts of replacing the law.<p>Nine of those governors in town for President-elect Donald Trump's …

Health Care

Transition to Trump: Chief of Staff to Bush 43 Weighs In

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Elections

A look at Trump's Cabinet, by the numbers

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Republicans

First Read's Morning Clips: Perdue is Trump's Ag Pick

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Tom Price

Five takeaways from the week's confirmation hearings so far

It's already been another big week for President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees as six more nominees appeared before Senate committees.<p>Some have been more controversial than others. Commerce secretary nominee Wilbur Ross seemed to sail through his hearing as did Interior secretary nominee …

Health Care

Looking Back at the Changing Role of the Veep

Chuck is obsessed with how the vice presidency has evolved over time -- and how the success of a VP largely relies upon his partner in the Oval …

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Elections

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Tom Price

ICYMI: World Series Champs Visit the White House

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The White House

Donald Trump probably wishes Hillary Clinton was still around. Here's why.

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Elections

First Read's Morning Clips: Low Energy?

<b>TRANSITION WATCH: Low energy?</b><p>Axios interviewed Donald Trump, writing that "[W]e found the incoming president unusually subdued: lowering expectations, acknowledging some of the messy realities of governing, and walking back some of the more provocative statements he had made only days before. A top …

Government